Universität Wien FIND

180114 SE Philosophy of Perception (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 14.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 21.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 28.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 04.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 11.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 18.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 25.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 02.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 09.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 13.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 20.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Donnerstag 27.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Perception provides us with access to the world, is a distinctive source of value, and grounds a lot of what we know. In this course we will examine the nature of perception and its relation to other mental states. We will begin by studying the perennial debate over what it is to perceptually experience, paying special attention to problems posed by illusion and hallucination and the nature of sensible properties. We will study cutting-edge versions of the sense datum view, internal physical state view, representationalism, and naïve realism. In the second part of the course, we will investigate sensory qualities, perception of objects and amodal completion, perception of properties and expertise, audition & touch, taste & smell, and pain. As a result, you will gain a broad overview of the sort of work philosophers do on perception and gain the ability to critically engage with it.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

· First: midterm essay, deadline: 09.12.2021, 40%
· Second: final essay, deadline: 17.02.2021, 60%

Grading Scale

Sehr Gut 95 - 100 Prozent
Gut 85 - 94,99 Prozent
Befriedigend 75 - 84,99 Prozent
Genügend 65 - 74,99 Prozent
Nicht Genügend 0 - 64,99 Prozent

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements: regular attendance, completion of all assessments, in order.

Missing classes is only permitted when letting the instructor know beforehand.

Assessment criteria: the overall grade will be a weighted average of the two partial grades: mid-term paper (40%), final essay (60%).


The essay will be on a topic derived from the first part of the course, the second can be either a substantial development of the first or an entirely new essay on a topic from the second part.


• The textbooks for the course will be Adam Pautz, Perception and William Fish, Philosophy of Perception

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 23.03.2023 00:20